- SPSylvie P.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago?
La grandeur est maintenant parfait, un point plus grand.
- CVCurtis V.Verified BuyerI do not recommend this productRated 1 out of 5 stars2 weeks agoNot great
The opening for the boots is very narrow. My wife. Hold not get them on. Neither could my daughter. We would love to be able to return them.
- DBDawne B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars3 weeks agoGreat boots
- RBRobyn B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 4 out of 5 stars3 weeks agoCute but smaller
Size up on this product as they are made quite small
- PpatVerified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 3 out of 5 stars1 month agohard to judge fit with Manitobah
I know mocs stretch and Manitobahs tend to fit snug on first wearing, to allow for this but it makes it hard to judge fit. I normally wear a 7 wide or 7 1/2 but Manitobah's tend to be narrow and tight so I order an 8 in what I buy. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Because of reviews about how hard these were to get into, running small, I ordered an 8, but in summer socks my feet are swimming in them. I am keeping them because I can always put in an insole. With winter socks they should be okay, though perhaps not for walking on hilly terrain as my feet will probably still slip inside them and the soles twist underneath on steep hills. Apart from the sizing issue, which is pretty common with Manitobah and not specific to these boots, the boots themselves seem good on a couple of wearings. It is summer but they are warm and I expect will be so in winter. They seem comfy and soft inside. My foot goes in and out of them easily without tugging on the loop, which is a plus. I've worn them in wet grass (one reason I bought them is that they are waterproof) and my feet haven't gotten wet. The bottom just above the sole is tanned leather that seems to add to the water resistance. They are sort of cute. All in all, I'm satisfied. Better actually than expected.
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Manitobah Mukluks makes a variety of products that match Canada's diverse climates. We offer select styles of adult mukluks that are waterproof. Those styles are tagged online as waterproof and can be seen here.
Both styles of children's mukluks are waterproof. They have been treated with our AuthenTEC waterproofing system; treated hide and an internal flexible coating that is inspired by pine pitch and spruce gum. Manitobah conducts rigorous waterproof and temperature testing using a minimum 50,000 flex standard.
The rest of the adult mukluks are constructed with natural suede and leather which are not sealed and not considered waterproof. We recommend treating them with a leather/suede protector to help with water resistance and general protection. All of our MUKLUKS are insulated with sheepskin footbeds and most are constructed with untreated suede which is porous (and not considered waterproof). These natural materials need to breathe in order to be effective in extreme cold. Indigenous people have been surviving in the coldest climates for thousands of years using this very wisdom.
Protection: Use a silicone-based leather/suede protector. Do not spray fur, as it contains natural protective oils. We offer a protecting spray as part of our Care Kit here.
To Clean: Leather can be cleaned using a gentle soap and soft brush. For salt, wipe down with a damp cloth. Even if they have been sprayed, salt is corrosive and can cause damage.
To Dry: Once wet, allow your footwear to dry naturally
Wear: Never pull fur when putting on or removing boot, fur sheds over time and frequent friction will cause the fur to shed much faster. Cross laces over before tightening to avoid tearing leather eyeholes
Storage: When ready to store them for the season you should clean them, allow them to dry and then pack them away in a sealed container away from heat, moisture and pets (a plastic storage tote works great.) You can also use a pool noodle or something similar in the shaft to keep them upright during storage.
Our traditional Mukluks and natural soled Moccasins are not built on a traditional foot last so there is no left or right foot. This method has been used on Indigenous footwear for thousands of years. Over time the natural materials will form to your foot and allow you to have a custom fit. Moccasins with the turtle vibram sole and all of our kids mukluks do have a left and right foot.
Our sheepskin-lined mukluks are considered one of the warmest winter boots for northern winters and are rated down to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Partnering with Vibram has also allowed us to design a sole that allows your foot to bend. Research indicates that flexible soles promote proper foot movement and blood circulation to your toes. This means that in cold dry weather, our mukluks will allow your feet to stay warmer than almost anything on the market.
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